This time, we have a more modern set of pictures. The most recent picture is labeled “Taken in Norwalk March ’45” and “Left to right March 1945 Lydia Seibel Pfaff, Olla Seibel Pfaff, Louise Seibel Stafford”. In faint writing on top of the card is what seems to be the name “Otto”, but there is… Continue reading The Seibel Sisters Over the Years
This week’s photograph is an early cabinet card of a young man wearing a plain double breasted coat and what appears to be a clerical collar. There is no crucifix or other jewelry. On the back is handwritten Rev. Burelbach. On the front, the photographers imprint is very small and in simple print, identifying the… Continue reading Dating Cabinet Card Photographs – Reverend Burelbach
This is a picture of a stylish young lady, labeled on the reverse as Helen DeLorinza, niece to Mrs. Martin Beiger. The Beiger family is well known and documented in Mishawaka, so it was a fairly simple task to identify Helen as the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) DeLorenzi, born in 1889. Sarah Higgins’… Continue reading Passport, please!
This adorable baby looks to be from a well-to-do family. The woman holding her is most likely not her mother. She is looking at the baby and not the camera, and is wearing what appears to be a nurse’s uniform and cap. (If you have an ancestor who was a nurse, further research on the… Continue reading Baby Katheryne; A Wealth of Resources
This time, instead of working on an unknown picture puzzle, I am using a picture to resolve a question from my own family. We have a carte de visite portrait labeled Frank Vivell. The question? Is this Frank Vivell, born 1830 or his son Frank Vivell, born 1858? Frank Xavier Vivell was the first of… Continue reading Is This Frank? Or Frank? A Photo Mystery!
I found this picture of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Green and Anna Green on eBay that was taken by a photographer in Mishawaka, and I just had to bring it home. The format is called a carte de visite or visiting card. We can find help in dating the photograph on the website PhotoTree.com.… Continue reading Dating a Carte de Viste (Visiting Card)
The U. S. census is one of my favorite genealogy tools, but many times, it just isn’t enough. So much can happen during the decade between each census! This picture puzzle is a perfect example. We have a 1920’s era picture in a cardboard easel frame from Kaylor Studio in Mishawaka, Indiana. The photo is… Continue reading Living Large Between the Censuses!